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and individuals: and by: and the annual financial support of: hello, i'm john lithgow. welcome to "american cinema," a 1o-part series that looks at a great american success story of the 20th century. american film is international, popular the world over. from japan to france to brazil, their appeal is universal. what makes a hollywood movie a hollywood movie? is it the story? is it the style? or is it the director? well, it's all of these and more. for almost a hundred years, the american film industry has produced films that have truly engaged the audience. pure entertainment, these films are a sophisticated art form, using highly skilled craftsmen and technological know-how. the style of these films, perfected in the 20s and 30s, isn't easy to see. in fact the classic hollywood style is almost invisible. but that is its aim: to make you, the audience, so involved with the story, so identified with characters that you don't notice the sets, the camera angles or the editing, any of the filmcraft that created this special world. in this program, narrated by joe morton, america's greatest directors
[dr. john simons:] hello, i am dr. john simons and i'd like to welcome you to belief and believers. you're about to embark on an extraordinary journey and in a moment we'll leave this living room setting and go into the television classroom. there you'll start a journey with about 24, 25 other students, who have joined us to go on an exploration of religion. but what a journey it is. [ music ] [male voice:] so be it. [crowd:] so be it. [male voice:] tonight - [crowd:] tonight - [dr. simons:] this is armageddon, the field of armageddon. this is definitely not your father's oldsmobile. we're at the western wall, the last remaining wall of the second temple. we're at the san francisco zen center. it was the site of illinois greatest religious drama - the exodus of the mormons. this is the spot where jesus reputedly cried for jerusalem. [ music ] [male voice:] i'm not talking about god or buddha. [ music ] [female voice:] at the end of it, what is it for? for peace. [male voice:] you just discover it within our selves. [dr. simons:] we'll go through 24 classes in which we'll meet real
it possibly do ? [ narrator ] victor valenski and john waco: two men who found themselves without a job... for very different reasons. victor valenski was a university professor... before he moved to the united states 14 months ago. right now i'm a pizza man and driver... because it's very difficult... to find job in my profession. [ narrator ] john waco was caug in the layoffs... that devastated the aerospace industry. he had been ouof work for two years when he heard about a retraining program... for engineers who had lost their jobs. i was contacted by the redeployment center at northrop, and they told me about the education for teachers... at cal state dominguez. [ narrator ] the program provides both training and support... for men and women at a difficult time in their lives. typically, a participant is someone in their midforties, and so they have a number of family pressures: mortgages and kids in college and those types of things. it's helping that individual look at a different occupation... and a different set of requirements, both physical and
thousand 1 -- september 11, 2001. john kerry will replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. he has tried to smooth out relations with leaders in afghanistan and pakistan. residents of a three-story building are looking for a new place to live.
to john kerry. we will see it does it will mark a change in the u.s.'s approach to the rest of the world. >> air pollution reaching dangerous levels in new delhi. they say it is more polluted than beijing. it was smothered l.a. smog for most of january cause and delayed flights and even road accidents. they said the pollution is caused by a vehicle emissions. >> this is the second bout of small. the days of visibility reduced to 15 meters -- second bout of smog. this is an ongoing problem the capital has. it's a combination of pollutants in the air and a low weather system. it comes from a variety of sources, farmers in the north culling their fields for the next season implanting but also the major guilty party, cars burning diesel fuel. 60% of what we are seeing is coming the cars and industries surrounding the capital of the core of delhi. weather forecasters are hoping the rain that will ride over the week and will get rid of the smog and bring the situation back to normal. >> one of eight candidates running for the presidency was shot in the shoulder but is expected to make a full r
, reaffirming the commitment to europe. >> that is a reassuring message. melinda, thank you very much. john kerry has been sworn in as us secretary of state, replacing hillary clinton to my taking his at a small ceremony in washington, dc. he has been in public life for three decades and is the 68 secretary of state, and among his priorities would be removing troops from afghanistan and improving us relations with pakistan. french president francois hollande has arrived in molly weeks after the troops entered. the interim president of mali is accompanied him after thanking the french forces, he was set to visit a mosque that houses manuscripts that were salvaged after a rebel attack. they will then head to the capital for talks. riot police have been deployed outside of the presidential palace in cairo after a night of clashes between security forces and writers who are calling for the -- protesters who are calling for the ousting of mohamed morsi. there were deadly protests last weekend. >> as morning broke over cairo, the streets were quiet. opposition activists camped out on career squar
hold hands today? yeah, okay, yes, yes. let's all hold hands. back here, john. right--that's it, right, just come here. let's--here we go, go on. okay. dave, get that. okay, okay. okay, don't break the chain now. anyone wearing pacemakers here? [laughter] okay. i hope not. if you're wearing a pacemaker, don't participate. okay? come on, here we go. it's okay. you back row types. those are your neighbors you're sitting next to. hold hands, it's all right. okay? [screaming] [laughter] okay, watch this, gang. inertia, huh? card, coin, huh? [applause] yeah. a body at rest tends to stay at rest. i'll show you a nice one. this one was shown to me by my friend marshall ellenstein. okay. get a little hoop like this, balance up--on top like this. [laughter] try again. marshall ellenstein. [laughter] [applause] let's take this and-- let's show, by the way, this apple. and this as well. these are sharp nails, gang, okay? i don't like this-- about an inch apart. if you don't know what an inch is, think about 2.54 centimeters, about 2.54 centimeters apart, all right? and paul is gonna... are you su
, explorers john lloyd stephens and frederick catherwood encountered the realms of the ancient maya. europeans were amazed by catherwood's written descriptions of ancient maya cities. architecture, sculpture and painting -- all the arts that embellish life had flourished in this overgrown forest. who built this city ? in the ruined cities of egypt, the stranger knows the story of the people whose vestiges are around him. america, say the historians, was peopled by savages. but savages never reared these structures, never carved these stones. we asked the indians who made them ? and their answer was "quien sabe ?" -- who knows ? during the next century, other explorers revealed the amazing variety of new-world civilizations. a great city, teotihuacan, dominated the basin of mexico. atop a hill in the valley of oaxaca, sits monte alban, the royal center of a mighty kingdom. and in the forests and jungles of guatemala, maya city states once reigned over thousands of square miles. this is mesoamerica. at about a.d. 700, three great civilizations had emerged here. the realms of the maya. the power
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